USA Triathlon Weekend Notebook: July 31

By Caryn Maconi | July 31, 2017, 6:33 p.m. (ET)

ITU World Triathlon Edmonton

Nineteen-year-old Taylor Knibb (Washington, D.C.) became the youngest woman ever to earn a World Triathlon Series podium on Saturday, winning silver in just the third WTS showing of her career. Knibb covered the hot and hilly 750-meter swim, 21-kilomtere bike and 5-kilometer run in 1 hour 1 minute, 22 seconds. Bermuda’s Flora Duffy earned her fourth consecutive WTS victory in 1:00:22, while Katie Zaferes (Hampstead, Md.) ran her way to bronze in 1:01:51. It was a spectacular day for the American women, with six U.S. athletes finishing in the top 11.

Kevin McDowell (Geneva, Ill.) led the U.S. in the men’s elite race, finishing 17th overall in 56:08. Mario Mola of Spain broke the tape in 54:51, with Jacob Birtwhistle of Australia coming in second (55:01) and Richard Murray of South Africa taking third (55:06).

 

For complete results from ITU World Triathlon Edmonton, visit triathlon.org.

ITU World Paratriathlon Edmonton

Grace Norman (Jamestown, Ohio, PTS5) and Aaron Scheidies (Seattle, Wash., PTVI) earned gold medals on Friday at the third stop of the 2017 ITU World Paratriathlon Series in Edmonton. Paratriathletes completed a sprint-distance 750m swim, 20.4k bike and 5k run. Norman, a 2016 Paralympic gold medalist, earned the women’s PTS5 crown with a finishing time of 1:10:44. Two British athletes, Lauren Steadman and Claire Cashmore, took second in 1:12:12 and third in 1:14:08, respectively.

Joel Rosinbum (Austin, Texas, PTS4), Hailey Danz (Chicago, Ill., PTS2), Liz Baker (Signal Mountain, Tenn., PTVI) and Amy Dixon (Encinitas, Calif., PTVI) also reached the podium on Friday.

For complete results from ITU World Paratriathlon Edmonton, visit triathlon.org.

IRONMAN 70.3 Ecuador

Kelsey Withrow (Pleasant Hill, Calif.) rode away from the competition to take the win at IRONMAN 70.3 Ecuador on Sunday. Withrow covered the 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1 mile run in 4:26:11, with a 2:28:22 bike split that was more than 10 minutes faster than anyone else in the race. Diana Castillo of Colombia was the runner-up in 4:35:42, and Pamela Tastets of Chile crossed the line third in 4:42:26.

In the men’s pro race, Patrick Evoe (Boulder, Colo.) placed fifth overall with a time of 4:00:05. Reinaldo Colucci of Brazil was the winner in 3:53:07, outsprinting runner-up Carlos Javier Quinchara Forero of Colombia by just two seconds. Fernando Toldi of Brazil finished third in 3:56:38.

For complete results from IRONMAN 70.3 Ecuador, visit IRONMAN.com.

IRONMAN Canada

Linsey Corbin (Bend, Ore.) was the overall winner in the women’s pro race at IRONMAN Canada on Sunday, finishing the 2.4m swim, 112m bike and 26.2m run in 9:17:12. Corbin shared the podium with Canadians Jen Annett (9:24:55, 2nd) and Rachel McBride (9:27:15, 3rd). Danielle Mack (Boulder, Colo.), Leslie Dimichele Miller (Washington, D.C.), Alyssa Godesky (Charlottesville, Va.) and Mackenzie Madison (Springfield, Ore.) also raced well, all placing in the top 10.

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For complete results from IRONMAN Canada, visit IRONMAN.com.

IRONMAN Switzerland

Laurel Jean Wassner (New York, N.Y.) represented the U.S. at IRONMAN Switzerland in Zurich on Sunday, finish fifth overall in the women’s pro race. Wassner completed the 2.4m swim, 112m bike and 26.2m run in 9:56:16. Celine Schaerer of Czechoslovakia took the win in 9:23:02, followed by Tine Holst of Denmark in 9:37:44. Rounding out the podium was Martina Kunz, also of Czechoslovakia, in 9:40:08.

For complete results from IRONMAN Switzerland, visit IRONMAN.com.

IRONMAN Santa Rosa

U.S. age-group athletes recorded standout performances at IRONMAN Santa Rosa on Saturday, as Nicholas Noone (Parker, Colo.) and Chelsea Tiner (Dallas, Tex.) came away with victories. Noone, the 2017 USA Triathlon Collegiate Club national champion for the University of Colorado, covered the 2.4m swim, 112m bike and 26.2m run in 8:53:44 to break the tape in his first-ever IRONMAN-distance race. Rodrigo Romero Garcia De La Cadena of Mexico was second in 9:01:57, and Matthew Ison (Colorado Springs, Colo.) took third in 9:10:57.

Tiner completed the course in 9:58:45 to lead the women’s field. She finished more than 20 minutes ahead of runner-up Alison Mcinturff Amorim (Salt Lake City, Utah, 10:20:51). Susannah Breen (Pleasant Hill, Calif.) rounded out the top-three in 10:23:39.

For complete results from IRONMAN Santa Rosa, visit IRONMAN.com.